Notorious Artur brothers investing in Maldives!?

Haveeru Online, Maldives
March 31 2013

Notorious Artur brothers investing in Maldives!?

Ahmed Naif, Haveeru Online

The notorious Armenian brothers accused of being conmen and drug
traffickers have linked up with various political figures to invest in
the Maldives.

Haveeru has found that the Artur brothers Margaryan and Sargayan have
registered a company `Artur Brothers World Connections’ with the
Economic Ministry last October.

The shareholders of the company include two French nationals and a
local. The main company of the two brothers, `Artur Brothers Holding’
is engaged in business activities ranging from entertainment, Property
Development, Real Estate, Security, Labor Supplier, Main Power
Supplier, Casino, General Trading, Hotel Industry and Car Trading
according to the company website.

It has also been confirmed that the Arturs have been gradually
investing in the Maldives since October. In addition, the brothers
were pictured with Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb and Defence Minister
Mohamed Nazim during a motor racing event held in Hulhumale in

According to sources at the Immigration Department the brothers are
currently in the Maldives and are believed to be residing in a resort
near the capital after briefly living in Hulhumale.

The Armenians had been linked to a huge scandal in Kenya which
eventually led to their highly controversial deportation.

A local media outlet KTN’s investigations team produced a daring
expose of the cover-up that followed the seizure of Kenya’s largest
ever cocaine haul in December 2004.

The channel further disclosed how several tonnes of the cocaine went
missing; how the brothers’ were allowed to escape and how two State
prosecutions were deliberately mishandled.

No government authority is yet to officially comment on the presence
of the Arturs in Maldives.

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